Intro to Patent Litigation (LAW-795-201)
All summer 2021 classes will be taught online. Classes may have a combination of live sessions and asynchronous materials/assignments. The block of time listed here will be the maximum amount of live session meeting time expected of you and may decrease.
This course will serve as an introduction to the basics of patent litigation and practice. It will cover aspects of litigating before U.S. Federal Courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, as well as post- grant review proceedings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Through classroom discussion, written assignments, and mock exercises, students will explore a range of topics including pre-litigation considerations, pleadings, PTO strategies, claim construction proceedings, technical fact and expert depositions, motions practice, and trial. This course will be an ideal springboard for a further study of patent law, both during the summer and during the school year. No previous patent experience is required.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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No textbook required. The readings will be provided on MyWCL.
First Class Readings
First class reading:
• Propat International v. RPost
• Medimmune v. Genentech
• TC Heartland v. Kraft
• Philips v. AWH
• Claim Construction Canons (Parts 1,2,3)
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